Electric scooters, also known as elektrisk golftralle, are electric powered, hand-powered, three-wheel vehicles with a seated person riding the rear wheels. A motorized electric scooter is usually a stand-up electric scooter with either an electric engine or an internal combustion engine. Classified by definition as micro-motorized, these electric scooters are typically constructed with a long, flat deck on the back on which the rider sits. Most of these are adult size and can be as tall as five-foot-tall adults.
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Riding these electric scooters allows the rider to go virtually anywhere on public roadsides, but especially on sidewalks. The rider is able to drive smoothly along sidewalks because he has maximum speed and maneuverability on a very tight radius. This allows the rider to get around numerous potential obstacles on sidewalks without risking his or her life. The rider’s legs are planted just ahead of the spine, so if something comes up, most riders have enough reaction time to avoid it. At high speeds, many electric scooters can move on sidewalks because they have sufficient maneuverability to stay on course without slipping off or losing control. Although they are not as safe as other forms of automobiles on sidewalks, they are certainly safer than many other cars on the roadsides.
Many cities throughout the United States, Canada and Europe have made rules about riding electric scooters on sidewalks and not using them in certain zones such as malls, parks and greenways. It has been found that they are much safer than automobiles when traveling on sidewalks, because of their light weight and compact design. Most electric scooters come standard with headlights and turn signals, although models are available with some optional headlamps and tail lamps. Some electric scooters also come equipped with red reflectors to aid drivers who cannot see their surroundings. Electric scooters are ideal for people who do not have time to waste in traffic and who still want to enjoy the open road.